Ayurvedic Tips to Battle the Effects of Pollution

By Kapiva Editorial

Living in the 21st century there is no way one can hide from the negative effects of pollution. The quality of air is deteriorating by the day giving rise to several respiratory ailments such as asthma and lung cancer. Throat inflammation, cardiovascular disease, chest pain, and congestion are a few of the diseases that can be caused by air pollutants. This results in an overall decrease in immunity, which can make you susceptible to diseases. 

The one way to curb these effects is by reducing pollution. You can do so by reducing your carbon footprint. Choose sustainable diets and lifestyles that can curtail pollution. While working towards a greener globe it is also necessary to take precautions to ensure your body isn’t consumed by the harmful effects of pollution. This is where Ayurveda comes in. This science of life has been a time-tested treatment. Adoption of Ayurveda can help your body combat pollution. There are certain herbs and practices when consumed regularly can yield positive results. Today we will help you out with a list of Ayurvedic practices you can follow to battle the effects of pollution. Read on to know them all. 

How Can We Reduce the Effects of Pollution with Ayurveda? 

Neem: A wondrous herb, neem can help fight the negative effects of pollution. Pollution enters the human body through various channels. It finds its way through the nose, mouth and skin. Neem can help absorb pollutants and detoxify the effects. It helps purify the blood and also treats the lymphatic tissue. You can consume neem leaves in their raw form or as herbal juice. The Kapiva Neem juice is extracted from fresh Neem leaves from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This juice is a result of a unique traditional process of decoction or ‘kwath’ for the processing of the juice. It’s free from additives and offers many health benefits such as strengthening the immune system and nourishing the skin and hair. For regular consumption, mix 30 ml neem juice in 30 ml of water and consume twice a day.

Tulsi: Also referred to as holy basil, Tulsi is nature’s gift to mankind. This plant has found a prominent place in many Indian households right in the centre of the courtyard. The fragrance of tulsi is soothing. It oozes oxygen and can fight the effects of pollution. An easy way to make tulsi a part of your daily diet is the everyday usage of Kapiva Pure Tulsi Ark. Enriched with five variants of tulsi – Rama, Kala, Lemon, Bisva, and Marua, it’s ideal to strengthen immunity. Compounds such as Eugenol, Thymol, and Methyl Chavicol help boost overall health. For usage, shake the bottle, add 1-2 drops in 150ml water or tea. You can consume it up to 4 times every day. 

Turmeric: A popular kitchen staple, turmeric can save you a lot of health trouble. It’s a multifunctional Indian spice that is filled with loads of antioxidants. The bio-active compound curcumin present in Turmeric offers a range of health benefits. Namely, it protects against free radicals and soothes inflammation. It can be added to meals while cooking or mixed with honey and consumed on an empty stomach to fight bacteria and build immunity. Another palatable way to consume it is as a herbal juice. The Kapiva Aloe + Turmeric juice is a nutritious concoction of two magic herbs that act as time-tested medicines. This juice is an immunity booster with anti-inflammatory solutions. For regular consumption, dilute 30ml of Kapiva Aloe + Turmeric Juice in a glass of water, add honey/salt/sugar as per taste and consume daily on an empty stomach in the morning.


Ghee: This daily homemade staple has a role to play to combat the effects of pollution on your body. It is said that two drops of ghee in each nostril can prevent pollutants in the air from entering while you breathe. Also, consumption of ghee helps reduce the toxic effects of metals like lead and mercury that can accumulate in bones, kidneys or liver. It is advisable to consume the highest-quality ghee which is pure desi ghee. Kapiva A2 Desi Cow Ghee is made from pure A2 milk. Enriched with essential good fats, it meets up to 90% of your daily omega-3 fatty acid requirement. Further, it aids heart health, weight management, and cholesterol levels. 


Massage: There is nothing an oil massage can’t solve. A daily full-body warm oil massage (Abhyangam) is a powerful rejuvenator that helps the mind and body feel fresh thereby treating the toxic effects of pollution.  


Bottom Line

These are some Ayurvedic herbs and techniques which if followed consistently can help your body steer away from the effects of pollution. While you do everything to reduce your carbon footprint, consider adopting the goodness of Ayurveda to strengthen yourself in this battle against pollution. A healthier you is the way to a stronger society. You can begin with a range of Kapiva’s Ayurvedic products that are palatable and easy to consume. 

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We are a team of food scientists and Ayurveda experts at Kapiva. Our mission is to raise awareness and educate people on ancient principles and herbs found in traditional texts. We work together to develop the most comprehensive content on Ayurveda which is grounded in peer-reviewed, scientific research.